a generic tag related to accumulating cash or bank deposit savings.

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Mortgage or not?

I am 57, spouse 53. I lost my 30+ year business in 2009, decelared personal bankruptcy and now have only $4K in retirement accounts. The positive news is that I am employed; my income is 110K, hers is ...
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How to save money for future expenses

I need some advice on saving money. I am 30 and married and housewife and I am going to have a child in few months. My husband is working and has poor savings habits. I want to know how can I save ...
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How does my higher rate tax on savings interest get paid. **UK, pre-2016**

I earn over £42k, the limit for higher rate tax. See here. This means I have to pay higher tax on my savings accounts. See Here. Higher or additional rate taxpayers You must pay extra tax on ...
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How much should be our expense and savings ratio? [closed]

What is the right ratio of expense to savings ? is 80-20 alright ? Although we follow high standard living, here in Bharat(India) we can save upto 50%.
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Just getting started and not sure where to go from here

TLDR; at bottom Hello and thank you ahead of time for any response. I'm 18 and trying to figure out where to go next. I already have an emergency fund (of sorts), no debt, and a few different ...
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Saving for a non-necessity

How can I responsibly save for a non-necessity purchase? I'd like to buy a PlayStation 4. As you may know, I can't eat or live in said PS4. Buying something that is more than a week's worth of pay ...
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Managing risk: financial risk due to future health problems as a dollar amount

I am analyzing my long-term saving goals against the overall strategy of reducing my risk in various areas. One of the areas of risk I want to reduce is that of financial woes due to future health ...
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Building financial independence

In my very late 20s I am working hard to become financially independent. I have a good job paying between 74-80k a year. I can live (pay rent, food, entertainment) for $1k a month. So after taxes I ...
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How exactly do I determine my savings rate?

Surely it's not nearly as simple as (amount saved)/(take-home pay), since if I make pre-tax contributions to a 401(k) or HSA I pay less in taxes, and money I save in not being taxes is, well, money ...
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Currency forecasts for ordinary people

I'm in a situation where I earn money in one country and have debts in another, and/or intend to relocate there eventually. Thus, at some point I'll have to transfer my earnings to another currency. I ...
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United Kingdom: Where to save money for a property deposit

I'm currently 22, and I would like to buy a property at some point in 5-10 years, once I can afford the down payment (deposit). I live and work in London England, so for this example, assume my ...
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What to do with your savings in Japan

In Japan, most banks offer very low (less than 0.02%) interest rates for saving accounts. Is there any better way to save money in Japan than theses saving accounts Should be relatively liquid ...
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Small capital investment in Germany

Since from next year I'm planning to take a peek at the brick market in order to buy a house (I'm going to ask a loan - therefore I need a capital to begin with) here in Germany where I live, I'd like ...
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From ACH direct debit to Prepaid card?

I am searching for solution how to be direct debited (ACH) to personal or business bank account where those funds would arrive (deposit) to prepaid card? The solution must meet all three of the ...
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Current Account Monthly Pay In

I've seen from a question here, along with some reading I've been doing on MSE that I can have multiple current accounts at the same time. What I'm trying to do now, is to work out if I can use this ...
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How do I begin investment saving, rather than just saving in a bank account?

For years, I have been earning and saving my money in my bank account, putting aside emergency and future funds into my "savings" account, and money for bills and personal expenses in my "checking" ...
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What should a 21 year old do with £60,000 ($91,356 USD) inheritance?

I'm turning 21 years old soon and have an inheritance coming into my control to the value of approximately £60,000. I'm full-time employed, as a Software Developer in a Financial Services company. I ...
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Most effective instant access savings for a child - UK

We have a maxed out stocks and shares ISA for our baby - what is the most effective non-term limited account that can be in her name? We're thinking it will be useful for birthday parties, clothes ...
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How can a 'saver' maintain or increase wealth in low interest rate economy?

If low interest rates disadvantage 'savers' what are they supposed to do if they are not inclined to buy and spend? Where should you put your money (instead of it stagnating in low interest rate ...
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Savings account with mango money for emergency fund

I have just started my career a couple of months back and plan to save money for emergency funds. I was browsing the internet for a good savings account and came across Mango Money savings (6% APY ...
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What is the best way to increase the earned money staying in US for an NRI?

Im living in US from last 1 year due to work assignment and will be here for another 3-4 years. What is the best way to earn interest on earned money? Shall I send all earned money to India ...
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Automate Savings by Percentage on varying paychecks?

My boyfriend's paycheck varies every week because the hours he works depend on the volume of business. While usually around 40 hours, sometimes it is quite a bit less or quite a bit more. The ...
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Can I make my savings keep in check with or beat inflation over a long time period via index funds?

Context: €13000 banked on a 1% savings account. €1700 banked on a payment account. €1450 monthly income (after taxes). ~€400 monthly costs, and probably another €200-400 in incidental expenditures ...
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In what order should I save?

I see the advice for managing finances in the US talking about financing a pension up to employer match, then do the next thing, then the next and so on. However, I'm in the UK, and I'd quite like a ...
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EU Start investing for longterm with partner who joins saving in a few years

First off, this question is related to this one. But in general, the answers are depending on the US-Situation. I would like to ask you the same question but specified on the Situation in the ...
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Pay for a cheap car or take out a loan?

I have $2,000 in total in my savings account for a car but I am starting a better paying job in three months and I will need a car to get to it. At the moment, I am biking to my current job. I am just ...
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Everyone says save at least 10% of your income. What counts as “saving”?

I made a financial planning spreadsheet a while back. Then, I realized that the money I'm saving has specific allocations. This much goes to the future car payment. This much goes to the new PC I'm ...
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Everyone says you should start saving young. However, should my priority be to pay off my mortage? [duplicate]

Everything I read says you should use time to your advantage and start saving as soon as possible. However, I have a home mortage with an interest rate higher that what one could expect to make out of ...
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Exposure to Irish Housing Market

I have the majority of my savings in Swedish fonds, with the rest in Global or European (non-Euro) fonds. Current value = €50k. I also own property in Stockholm. Current value = €200k. I am 35 and ...
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Is there a saving for masses of people that is fair for all sides? [closed]

I am not sure it exists so I ask, is there investment options for masses of people (like crowd funding) - that can give them a higher percentage of return?
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Transfering money from NRE to saving account is taxable or not

I have an NRI status. If I open NRE account(Yes BAnk) and transfer euros to this account from my overseas account. I understand its non taxable. My question is, if I transfer money from my NRE ...
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Take advantage of rock bottom oil prices

Is there a way to take advantage of the rock bottom oil prices as an individual? Other than filling up your car?
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I'm not broke, but I'm feeling stuck on a fixed income

I'm living on a fixed disability income, with little hope of ever being able to work again. I cannot receive any income of any kind while on disability (or I have to pay it back anyway, and risk ...
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Is it a good idea to max out a zero interest revolving credit account?

I have a 0% interest overdraft that's currently up to a £1200 limit, but I can request an increase. Would it be a good idea to transfer up to the limit (minus what I'd float in the account to make ...
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What should I be considering, as a student with an income for one year?

I'm a 3rd year university student (age 20) in the UK, and I'm half-way through a years placement that's paying ~£1200/month which finishes in July. I'm engaged, and looking to get married after I've ...
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Does keeping 'long-term' safety net in bonds make sense?

I was looking at various advices regarding safety net and emergency fund. Usually most sites recommend using the savings account and CDs as a safety net. As CDs/Savings are FDIC insured it's 'safe ...
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Advice on replacing my savings account

I currently have a Vanguard account (Mutual Fund) with about $10,000 in it (more now). I have a savings account with about $7,000 which I consider my "rainy day" fund and I try to put money into my ...
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Inflation & Time value of money

Can anybody explain to me how exactly does inflation erodes away bank savings using the time value concept of money?
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What is the easiest way to open a foreign Bank Account?

I live in Argentina. Nowadays in my country it is almost impossible to buy foreign currencies as American dollars or Euros. I was thinking if it is possible to open a foreign Bank Account to be able ...
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I'm 20 and starting to build up for my mortgage downpayment, where should I put my money for optimal growth?

I have no credit, no loans, and am a contractor for $40/hr at a company and I expect to work here for quite a while (job security should be above average). Every week, I allocate $300 to my Mortgage ...
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Why can't I withdraw the $57 in my account?

Friday, I noticed that there is still $57 remaining in my checking account after paying bills and withdrawing the cash I needed. I tried using it for food, but I'm unable to spend or withdraw the $57 ...
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Tax deferred savings limits and early retirement possibilities

I've been listening to some financial independence podcasts where people claim that if you save 75% of your income into tax deferred retirement accounts, you wind up paying no income tax even with an ...
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If I could, should I buy a car with cash instead of credit?

The most common (and realistically feasible) method of buying a car is to buy it with a loan/credit card, then pay it off in bits every time interval. However, say that I could buy a car in full when ...
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Any compelling reason to contribute to a 401k if my employer doesn't match?

My employer does not match 401k contributions at all. Currently, I do not make any contributions to a 401k or an IRA due to a need for liquidity. Aside from the obvious gains incurring no tax ...
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Should my rainy day fund be fixed or should I increase it by a little every month?

I've just started working and I'm building up several of my investments (mortgage preparation fund, general savings fund, rainy day fund, wedding fund). As for the mortgage, wedding fund, and general ...
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Where to park $50k for 2 years (taxable)?

Where can I put $50k for 2 years while I'm in school and transitioning back to full-time employment? I eventually want to purchase a house, but I'm not sure where I'm going yet. I'm a full-time grad ...
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Saving for brother's children

My brother is not working and waiting on social security disability approval. He has two small children 6 and 10, what is the best way for me to set up savings for their education so that it ...
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How does a TFSA work? Where does the interest come from?

I have extremely little knowledge about finance in general, but I have had a TFSA for several years now and know that my money keeps magically growing. Exactly where does the interest I gain come ...
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what's the best option to save money on everyday expenses? [closed]

It's difficult to manage everyday expenses in this tight economy. How can I discover changes in daily spending habits that will yield the greatest results?
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How to account for transferring money to an investment account?

I have recently been asked to look after the books temporarily for a small not for profit sports club in Christchurch New Zealand. I noticed that they had entered transferring of money from the ...